Monday, March 19, 2018

An evening with Raghu Ram

Great Hyderabad Adventure Club - GHAC Founder Diyanat Ali compered a session at Lamakaan - An Open Cultural Space with Raghu Ram of MTV Roadies fame at Hyderabad as part of 8th Anniversary celebrations of Lamakaan.

Raghu shared his journey from his childhood, youth, a long stint with MTV Roadies, His life experiences with different creative works and His campaigning to support honest politics. 

Raghu showed up in his deep authenticity, he was vulnerable and humble. He shared his childhood story and his frustration for being bullied in school and why bullying of any kind frustrates him so much that it has become a reason for his fight for supporting the weak, innocent and honest.

He is a intuitive and creative person who follows his heart in whatever he does. His yearning to find a personal meaning made him explore many different creative projects where he experimented with failure and discovered a strength. He has the tenacity to take up life as it comes and most of the successes he had was when he went with the flow of life and accepted what came his way courageously. 
His strength to take up challenges and face many hurdles has taught him about persevering through action and not focus too much on results. 

From bringing creativity in TV, to acting in movies, making music, campaigning in every nook in corner to support a party he considers honest. He had his fair share of failures and successes.

He was known for being rude and mean on MTV Roadies, However off the screen he is a kind gentleman.

His action oriented approach of following his heart and celebrating failure was a learning and inspiration for all in the audience.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Wilderness First Aid Certification

Wilderness First Aid - 18-21 Jan 2018 - Hyderabad

Get certified to administer first aid to save lives in the unpredictable conditions of  outbound,  outdoors, wilderness and Sports. 

​The WAFA  course comprises of a 28-hour (WAFA) module and a 4-hour Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) module, is accredited by Wilderness Medicine Society (WMS) and American Heart Association (AHA).

The WFA course is conducted by Hanifl Centre, in partnership with AERIE Back Country Medicine, USA

This is a mandatory certification for Adventure Instructors, Sports Instructors, Outbound Trainers and Outdoor Enthusiasts. 

​Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification - WAFA

Announcing a internationally accredited and  certified WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID COURSE in Hyderabad 

The WAFA course is conducted by Hanifl Centre, in partnership with AERIE Back Country Medicine, USA. 
This course comprises of a 28-hour (WAFA) module and a 4-hour Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) module and is accredited by Wilderness Medicine Society (WMS) and American Heart Association (AHA).

By definition ‘Wilderness’ in the context of ‘Wilderness Medicine’ means when one is at least an hour away from medical help, which effectively in the Indian scenario applies to almost every place, let alone the remote & wild places. “Wilderness Medicine means standard medical principles provided in a context that requires attention to extended contact time with the patient, environmental extremes, treatment with limited and non-specialised equipment that may require improvisation, and the possible lack of communication.”

Patient Assessment & Extended Care 
Injury/ Illness Identification & Management, including: 
Shock, Spinal, Head, Chest, Wounds, Fractures, Cold, Heat, Lightning, Altitude, Drowning, Anaphylaxis, Bites, Stings, Medical
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
Emergency Response Procedures

Certification Overview: 
Integrating classroom instruction with scenario based learning 
32 hour curriculum over 4 days 
Certification: valid for 2 years 
Taught in: English, Hindi 

Fees: Rs 12000/- per person -Includes Certification Fee, Tented Stay and Food. 

Through Meraevents at

Venue: Keesaragutta - Hyderabad

Dates & Timings:  
Thu 18th Jan - Sun 21 Jan 2018

1) Mr. Shantanu Pandit
Instructor at National Outdoor Leadership School, U.S.A. (NOLS) 
Instructor of Wilderness First t Aid courses & CPR conducted by Hanifl Centre of Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India and Aerie Backcountry Medicine, Montana, U.S.A.
Senior Outdoor and Experiential Educator

2) Mr Raju Dehpande
Instructor, Hanifl Centre of Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India 
 Instructor of Wilderness First  Aid course & CPR conducted  with Aerie Backcountry Medicine, Montana, U.S.A.

Contact:, 7799777025, 7729988784, 

The Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education and Environmental Study was initially built to extend Woodstock Schools curriculum and to provide a facility and a programme through which students can learn about the Himalaya and develop their skills and knowledge in outdoor education. It continues to contribute to the sustainable development of the region by transmitting an appreciation and understanding of the Himalayan environment to future leaders from around the world. Schools, colleges and universities from around the world visit the Hanifl Centre for semester-long programmes.

AERIE BACKCOUNTRY MEDICINE: Based in Missoula, Montana, Aerie provides wilderness and rural medical training and first aid supplies to over 2,000 students a year throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, Africa and India. Aerie is operating for 20 years with over 10,000 graduates. Aerie is unique in the wilderness medicine training world - small enough to focus on individual students and large enough to be involved in all levels of the outdoor industry and its training needs. All Aerie courses rely on effective, realistic and challenging scenarios